90 Minutes in Heaven: Review + Giveaway

September 8, 2015 Baltimore, MD, USA

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I remember my mother-in-law handing me her copy of Heaven is for Real one vacation. "I really liked this and think you will, too," she said.

I loved it.

Of course, all it takes is one story for a new trend to begin and a wave of similar stories to emerge, some true, some fraudulent. When I was asked to review 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life , I was skeptical. Did I want to read another "I visited heaven on a near death experience" story? Ultimately, my curiosity of the technical aspects of a man, Don Piper, being declared dead only to have a pulse found an hour and a half later won out.

What can I say? I'm a nosy girl. And I'm so glad I said yes.

90 minutes in heaven

Dying and visiting heaven are merely the intro to a much bigger, more relatable story. A story every person has in some capacity: working through a traumatic, "why me?" event, and finding the hope in it.

It's easy to pity pastor Don as he gets a glimpse of heaven only to awaken to months, then years of pain and surgeries. You feel his frustration at being helpless and empathize with the depression he is bold enough to share. No, this book isn't anything like Heaven is for Real, but it's definitely every bit as real.

As I do with a good story, I whipped through the account in a matter of hours before watching an early screening of the film version. You guys, Hayden Christensen and Kate Bosworth are starring as Don Piper and his wife Eva! I'm all for faith-based films, but we all know the quality isn't often that great. I've seen improvement lately, and as big names like these begin to participate, I have hope that these stories will be told in high-quality films that reach many more people!

The book 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life, already a New York Times best seller (I can't believe I'd never heard this story!), is on shelves ready to be read. The film comes out this Friday, the 11th. Take a look, and enter below to win your own copy of the book!

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  1. I have not read this book nor any others about heaven. I have had so much loss in my life to include a daughter and husband that I am curious about the content in the book. I have heard great things about this book and would like to explore heaven a bit further through this story.

  2. I read heaven is real, I would love to read this book,natbelinsky@verizon.net

  3. I am not sure how to enter this giveaway, but I do want to read this book.

  4. I have read the book Heaven Is Real about a little boy who went to Heaven and came back and I really enjoy it and the movie that followed. It is a very interesting subject.

  5. I read a really excellent book called Proof of Heaven written by a neurosurgeon who went into a coma as a result of a rare and severe form of meningitis. Highly recommend it.

  6. I have not read any books like this, but it sounds interesting.


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